As revealed on NEMCC’s podcast Tiger Talk on Wednesday, President Dr. Ricky G. Ford stated that hundreds of students and staff are currently quarantined due to possible exposure to COVID-19.
This amount to around 10% of the community college’s students currently quarantined. Along with this, the podcast also revealed that “about 25 to 28” staff members out of approximately 300 are in quarantine.
Students who are quarantined are required to either head home or stay in their dorm for fourteen days without leaving the premises. Also, students and staff are required in general to wear masks at all times while in classrooms.
“We have students, and even adults, that do not show symptoms even until day 11 and 12 of their quarantine, so it’s important that we do not infect and spread the virus in other ways,” Ford said.
The college had set aside eighteen dorm rooms across campus for COVID-19 quarantine, but President Ford stated that those are quickly beginning to fill up.
To hear the podcast in its entirety, click the link below.